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The Suicide Conversation We Should Be Having Before “They Will Be Missed”

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN This week Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain became two of the over 30,000 Americans* that will die by suicide this year. In the aftermath of their loss, social media flooded...

Ribbons in the Trash: Is There a Greener Award for Shows?

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I might be a thirty-three year old woman, but I love ribbons as much as any pony kid out there. I’ve kept every ribbon I’ve ever won, a feat possible...

Equine Entrepreneur Showcase: Kat Chrysostom of BeneFab by Sore-No-More

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Today's equine entrepreneur has an incredible story behind how she founded her company, Benefab® by Sore-No-More®. Not only that, but she's recently published her first book -- how's that for...

There is No Room for Ego in the Barn

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I’m pretty good at faking confidence. It’s over compensation really, a mask I pull to smooth over issues from low self-esteem and a solid dose of imposter syndrome. When...

Should You Have a Horse in College? Probably Not, But Do It Anyway

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When I prepared for my first semester at college as an eighteen-year-old freshman, I got ready in a way that many others have. I went shopping with my parents for...

Rea the No-Eyed Wonder Mare: Life Doesn’t Stop When the Lights Get Turned Off

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Like many amateur owners, I am great at imagining disaster scenarios for my horse. A career ending torn suspensory. A tragic pasture accident. Let’s not even talk about the ‘C’...

Should You Buy a Horse With a Credit Card?

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN If you’re anything like me, the path to the checkout line at Target is an undefeatable gauntlet when it comes to sticking to what’s on my list. Chapstick! When do...

Five Easy Ways to Be a Barn “Favorite”

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Barns. They’re a mash of ponies and personalities, and are best when they exist as a warm place of community where riders practice their equitation and listen to their horses...

20 Motivational Quotes to Use at the Barn

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN As we start off in the new year looking forward to a fresh start, many people are setting out to tackle big goals and resolutions. When I'm facing what feels...

6 Horse Gifts to Satisfy Your Inner Child

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I'm many years past qualifying for junior classes, and the older I get the harder my holiday wish list is to come up with. Sometimes I think I'd rather...

Introducing Blog Editor, Lauren Mauldin

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Writing and riding are my two favorite things, which is why I’m so excited to join The Plaid Horse team as Blog Editor. I’m probably a better writer than I...

Benefab®by Sore-No-More®: Bringing Eastern Medicine to Your Barn

Above photo: Kat Chrysostom, Owner and Designer of Benefab® by Sore No-More®. Read this article and more HERE inside the October/November 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH Benefab® by Sore-No-More® is a research-backed company that provides holistic healing...